Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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IBD Research

 

Fan Yang, MD, Ph.D
Fang Yan, M.D., Ph.D.

The Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Children's Hospital is dedicated to shaping the way we understand and care for children with IBD through leading edge clinical and laboratory research. 

Clinical IBD research

  • CCFA Pediatric IBD Research Network — Multi-center study to learn how to predict which children with IBD will have more rapid  disease progression
  • Clinical trials of new biologic therapies for use in children with IBD
  • Multi-center study of the genetics of pediatric Crohn's disease in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine
  • Study of effective transition of care for young adults with IBD from pediatric to adult gastroenterologists (In collaboration with David Schwartz, MD, Director of the Adult Vanderbilt IBD Center)
  • Studies of the use of endoscopic ultrasound to help manage children with perianal Crohn's disease (In collaboration with David Schwartz, MD, Director of the Adult Vanderbilt IBD Center)

Laboratory IBD research

  • Role of probiotics — "good bacteria" — and probiotic proteins in protecting the intestinal epithelium and preventing colitis
  • Studies of growth factors and cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease and colitis-associated cancer
  • Studies of intestinal cytokine production in children with IBD
  • Early development of new strategies to treat IBD
The following organizations have funded IBD research at Children's Hospital: 
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation
  • American College of Gastroenterology

Visit the Pediatric Gastroenterology Academic website or the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center to learn more about IBD and other digestive disease research being conducted at Vanderbilt.


Last Edited: March 16, 2017
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